13 Serving Defence Members to Face Administrative Action After Afghan Inquiry

Thirteen serving Australian soldiers face administrative action in the fallout of the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force (IGADF) Afghanistan inquiry report. Chief of the Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr announced on Friday that the ADF was considering sending the recommendations and findings from the Afghanistan Inquiry to the Office of the Special Investigator. “Administrative action is a long-standing, well-established process within Defence that ensures the rights of individuals to due process and fair hearing,” Burr said. Burr explained that he would oversee the army taking administrative action against 13 serving members in relation to the report’s findings as part of upholding the Army’s values and professional standards. He explained that the process was well-known to all in the Army and stressed that everyone should respect the privacy of those who have been put on notice. Furthermore, Burr noted that no more commentary would be given until the procedural process is complete. “This whole process …

 

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